Ubuntu

Ubuntu 7.10 on PS3

"Today, you will learn how to install Ubuntu Gutsy (as a second operating system) on your PlayStation 3 gaming console. For those of you who think for a second (and who are scared) that this will replace their PS3 operating system, well you guys are wrong, because this will NOT erase your PlayStation 3 native operating system (called XMB) and it will run as an alternative OS on your PS3 console. Ready? Are you excited? Let's go!"

Ubuntu Innovates Excuses

For all of the cool things that Ubuntu has done, their lack of quality control is astonishing and baffling. They’re better at innovating excuses than actually responding to bug reports. This is the latest fun example, “Bug #145805 in aumix “. The binary Aumix package was built incorrectly for Gutsy, so it doesn’t work. Rebuilding it from sources fixes it. So does the crack Ubuntu team leap into action? Yes, but not to fix it...

Rice Technology Solutions to Distribute Ubuntu Based Linux Exclusively

Rice Technology Solutions (RTS), a southern Nevada based IT solutions provider and subcontracting firm today announced that it will exclusively distribute Ubuntu for all future linux deployments.

Ubuntu Developer Summit lays out vision for strong Hardy Heron release

The first day of the Ubuntu Developer Summit began with roundtable sessions which focused on high-level planning for Hardy Heron, the next major release of the Ubuntu Linux distribution. I attended the Hardy Heron desktop roundtable to get the inside scoop about the future of Ubuntu on the desktop.

Ubuntu is NOT causing aggressive power management

I’m afraid that quite some people are getting a high Load_Cycle_Count because their laptop uses power management that is too aggressive. I’m a big fan of Ubuntu. I don’t want to see Ubuntu hurt because it’s not Ubuntu who is setting these aggressive power management defaults.

Ubuntu May Be Killing Your Laptop's Hard Drive

"There's a debate going on over at bugs.launchpad.net on whether it's the Ubuntu, BIOS, hard-drive manufacturer, or pick-any-player's fault, but Ubuntu (and perhaps any OS) may be dramatically shortening the life of your laptop's hard drive due to an aggressive power-saving feature / acpi bug / OS configuration. Regardless of where the fault lies or how it's fixed, you might want to take some actions now to try to prevent the damage."

Ubuntu 8.04 to finally get a new default theme?

"Every LTS cycle should represent a concise design direction which evolves over the course of the cycle in a well planned and managed way...As we create the theme this will have an impact on other parts (like compiz effects, etc). All of this should be inline and use the same design principles."

Current plans for Ubuntu 8.04

"This is subject to change during the ongoing UDS Boston Meeting, but we are likely to see a complete new Ubuntu theme, a new icon theme, a revamp of the logout dialog, changes to the desktop effects, changes to the login screen and implementation of automated tests in Ubuntu 8.10."